Ah, summer camp. A time for fun, adventure, romance, sneaking off into the woods when the councilors are asleep and, of course, stoning Sidney Crosby on a point-blank shot while also shutting him down on a 2-on-0 breakaway.
This was from a summer hockey camp at the Toyota Sports Center last week. C'mon Scott Parse: That's a perfect one-timer Crosby handed you there. OK, granted, you're bouncing back from surgery on your labrum and missed all but nine gamed for the Los Angeles Kings. 'Spose that gets you a pass on the pass …
(Meanwhile, we loved Sid popping one past the goalie after the whistle. He will not be denied!)
According to Mike Silverman, who hipped us to this video, the goalie is 17-year-old Tomas Sholl, who played for the Fresno Monsters of the NAHL last season and will suit up for Bowling Green (CCHA) for 2012-13. From Hermosa Beach, Calif., he previously played for the L.A. Jr. Kings 16 AAA midget team.
And, as you can see from Twitter, he thinks players from Crosby and Matt Duchene, who also attended the camp, are "scary good."
Here's a bit of Crosby, Duchene, George Parros and Ryan Miller doing some drills from the camp.
Yes, that's George Parros of the Florida Panthers. No, we can't quite wrap our brains around that yet either.